Art: War Among Masterpieces

How two U.S. museums, 5,000 miles apart, readied themselves for war:

In Manhattan, the Metropolitan Museum wound up a mammoth moving job. Safely stowed in a secret steel and concrete country house 100 miles from New York are 10,000 art treasures—enough to be the nucleus of another great museum. The Metropolitan has been laying evacuation plans for two years: it fears friendly ack-ack shells more than enemy bombs. Gold and silver, ivory, jades and jewelry have gone into bank vaults. A carefully chosen 2% of the museum's remaining 500,000 treasures have been trucked...

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